Monday, February 23, 2009

Unearthing Discoveries Long Lost

I've lost hours of time, searching for book titles that travelled in boxes between California and our home. Every so often, I'll give a robust hunt for the reads, only to feel the slump of defeat. Even though the number of 'lost' books are few, they are, of course, key books ~ one even being a history spine!

I've been employing the library like mad. I've renewed and re-renewed and begged for more time, particularly with the spine. The library has been gracious, and amiable, for which I am very thankful.

This morning, I lost the phone.

Well, both phones. This did not bode well with me, seeing as I did not sleep well, I'd already experienced my daughter's intense homeschoolers-should-get-the-day-off-because-the-public-schoolers-get-one argument, and travelled well over an hour on an errand that was put on my plate by an undesirable source.

In my heightened state, I found myself in my daughter's closet. It is a makeshift school room, complete with a desk, her books, pens, notebooks, and a few token articles of clothing hanging nearby. I was certain the phone could be located in this hidden away enclave.

My eyes traced every item in the room in a strategic fashion. It was then that I caught sight of a notation I had written on the side of a flat rate box. It said, simply: 100.

Suddenly, the search for the phone seemed obsolete. Oh yeah! I told myself. I had forgotten that I'd mailed a few books in smaller boxes. Climbing atop the desk chair, I gingerly opened the first of four boxes seated on the high shelf.

B I N G O!!

I hit a treasure trove of about 12 books ~ not only ones we'd finished and had borrowed from the library, but also the two we were in most need of at the moment!

I was exhilarated!

Spurred on to find yet more linguistic goodies, I shoved and shifted and moved other articles to get to the remaining three boxes.

Alas. Only one held dear items.

I am, however, thrilled to pieces! I've since confiscated the box and found the phone.

I've taken prisoners, and they've no chance of escape.


~ Denise ~ said...

... and the final library fine was.... lol ;)

Karen (KayKay) said...

I'm so glad that you found your books. Nothing worse than misplaced books, second is misplaces phones - both happen all the time around here!

Charlotte said...

Losing school books is the worst and I don't even have a move to blame.

Of course, finding them is VERY SWEET.

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